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Oleana

134 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139-1421
617-661-0505
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Ranked #3 of 538 restaurants in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Eclectic, International
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Btw. Prospect & Columbia
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English first
New Orleans, Louisiana
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We selected this restaurant because of all the great online reviews that it received. We made a reservation and were glad we did because it was a Friday night and crowded. We got to sit outside in the patio. The whole menu looked delicious so we decided to order 6 mezes and get lots of different tastes. We did not... More

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Chicago
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

In Boston from Chicago, having gotten high praise from the superfoods expert, Wendy Bazilian, I made the trek out to Cambridge (on the T, a better choice than a taxi with all the traffic). I was expecting great food, and perhaps a personal touch. The food was good, the wine was excellent, the sea bass was excellent, and the special... More

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Ladue, Missouri
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Truly a unique dining experience. Referred to Oleana by the manager of another restaurant who stated that this was his favorite restaurant tin the city. Sit outside on the patio Great ambiance, really fun tasty food and a nice wine list. Come and enjoy!!!

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Pennington, NJ
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86 reviews 86 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I am actually sad to be writing this review because we will not be coming here again. Oleana has been for years (we started going when it opened) our favorite Boston restaurant. Although we no longer live in Boston,we get there about once a year; we had dinner for early-arriving out of town guests here for our daughter's wedding. There... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Loved the ambience. Hammous fatoush was super...so also felafil.....the vegetarian fare was quite nice. I would recommend this to folks who like lebanese cuisine

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Brookline, mAssachusetts, USA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The chef Anna, is a magician. Middle eastern fusion. The tabouli and fatoush that visits the menu seasonally are the best I have EVER eaten. The spinach falafel changed my life. the meze lamb is delicious. If you have not tried Oleana - its a must try! We celebrate all birthdays and anniversaries here.

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Aquebogue, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We had to make our weekend reservation a couple of months in advance but it was worth it. There were six of us and we decided to share several appetizers instead of having entrees. They were all delicious and the waiter helped guide us through the order by suggesting quantities and selections. Dinner was delicious and we particularly liked the... More

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Bangalore, India
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Family of five, dinner, can't reserve table, 45 minutes wait time even on Wednesday, Patio seating preferred choice in general, mediterranean food, great tastes, friendly service. Would have liked to see bigger portions on the servings, rather disappointing on that score, unlike what is found in most restaurants, need to order more items. Overall pretty good family dinner place.

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california
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We ate here on a warm June evening at my daughter's insistence and the experience was remarkable! We were seated outside on the patio under the tree with live music playing. The hostess and the servers were all warm and kind and relaxed (but ever present without being intrusive). And the food! I don't usually photograph my food but the... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Went here with my Crab group (we are all born under the sign) for our annual get together. Two had been many years ago; I had not. Funky interior, fantastic server who was as excited to describe the food as we were to eat it. There were so many delicious taste combinations, we did a lot of oohing and aahing.... More

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